Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Women in my life


#2 & #4 B pencils in sketchbook  21.5x 28 cm

This little project started because I was trying to do a Karin Jurick project and wanted to put some different sorts of faces on the manikin heads. 

As I was looking through my photos I started thinking about the women that make up my life these days.  What started out as a few quick sketches became a drawing project that took up all the time I had allotted to finishing the initial project, so I most likely won't get that done this time.  

This was really good practice with a lot of different sorts of faces and it made me feel good to think about each woman as I was sketching her.

12 comments:

dominique eichi said...

When I first saw it I thought it was the DSFDF project. It's funny James Parker had the same idea but with DSFDF participants.
Your sketches are beautiful.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Amazing. I must get out my pencil ... you make me want to try. Thanks for sharning this.

Peggi Habets said...

Beautiful sketches and a great idea.

Ramana KV said...

Very well done.. The expressions are well captured..

laura said...

It's lovely, Carol, and a nice meditation on love!

Nartizt said...

This is great, you've done a great job. I sometimes find that simple pencil sketches have much more appeal than full paintings. And that's the thing about Karin's challenges - sometimes it pushes us on to something completely different... which is a good thing.

Cathy Gatland said...

A lovely tribute to the women you know and love - great that one thing can lead to another - even more valuable.

Anetka said...

amazing work and great project:))

Hillary Miller said...

I must say this is far more interesting and appealing than the DSDF challenge!

Sheila said...

What a wonderful palette of faces and friends. You do have a wonderful life.

BMoon said...

Absolutely wonderful. I'm hard-pressed to decide whether it is the pencil or the watercolor version that captures me more. Both brilliant.

Savtadotty said...

I'm proud to be in your life!